OBITUARY

Edward Batogowski Jr

December 7, 1936May 31, 2019

Edward “Bato” Batogowski died on May 31, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Ann Rouskie Batogowski, his high school sweetheart and they were married for 59 years. Ed was the son of the late Katheryn and Edward Batogowski, Sr. and was predeceased by his brother Joseph Batogowski. Ed graduated from New Britain, CT High School and CCSU, where he was a varsity letter winner in basketball (4 years) and golf (2 years). He was also elected to the CCSU Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball and golf and to the New Britain Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball. He taught at Torrington and New Britain High Schools and was a Guidance Counselor at Simsbury High School. He went on to to coach golf at the University of Hartford and CCSU, where he won a Northeast Conference title and a New England Championship. His love of basketball led to a storied career as a college referee in the Big East and ultimately in the NBA.

Ed is survived by his loving wife Ann and his four children; Kris Ann Andonian, Laura Martins, David and Michael Batogowski, as well as nine grandchildren; Nicholas, Haley, Grace, Annika, Riley, Hannah, Ella, Emily and Gus. There will be no calling hours, at his request. A memorial Mass and “celebration of his life” will be held at St., Mary’s Church in Simsbury, CT at a date to be announced. Contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation in memory of Ed Batogowski or the CCSU Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in Ed’s name and earmarked for Basketball.

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